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Petition to REPLAY Argentina vs France World Cup final reaches 200,000 as bitter fans moan goals shouldn’t have counted

NEARLY 200,000 people have now signed a petition to get the World Cup Final REPLAYED.

Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw last Sunday to be crowned world champions.

French fans have launched a petition to get the World Cup Final replayed

Lionel Messi and his team-mates have since been partying back in South America while parading the trophy.

Shoot-out goalkeeping hero Emi Martinez has been continuing to troll Kylian Mbappe, who made history with an incredible hat-trick but still ended up on the losing side.

However, a huge petition wants the whole showpiece to be started from scratch.

French website MesOpinions created the petition and now has almost 200,000 fans signed up who all claim that Argentina’s first two goals should not have stood.

They firstly believe that referee Szymon Marciniak got it wrong when Ousmane Dembele was ruled to have fouled Angel Di Maria for the opening penalty, which was converted by Messi.

The contact did appear minor, but it proved enough to send the ex-Manchester United winger toppling inside the area.

They are then arguing that the second goal, scored by Di Maria, should also have been ruled out.

Argentina swooped on the counter-attack to double their advantage, however, French fans are arguing that Mbappe was fouled by Cristian Romero in the build-up.


It’s not the first time that petitions have been created by football fans.

One was set-up when France were dumped out of last summer’s Euros by Switzerland on penalties.

The argument then was that Swiss goalie Yann Sommer was off his line when he saved Mbappe’s kick.

But they have also found their way onto these shores.

A petition was created in August to try and ban referee Anthony Taylor from officiating Chelsea matches following the feisty clash with Tottenham.

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